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Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Film Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

ACT122 Meisner 1

Formerly ACT120 Meisner Technique 1
Location: 
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place, New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 1: 96 hours (16 weeks). Version 2: 84 hours (16 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2007 - July 2014. Version 2: August 2014 - December 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply advanced acting principles through the use of Sanford Meisner's approach for working originally and creating truthful and expressive behavior; find appropriate and emotionally stimulating given circumstances in a text and apply them in performance; act with focus, concentration, and flexibility. Version 2: Students will be able to: apply advanced acting principles through the use of Sanford Meisner's approach for working originally and creating truthful and expressive behavior and learn and demonstrate the principles of: basic and advanced repetition, conversational reality, living truthfully in the moment, and activity work.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This course is geared toward honing actors' listening and responding skills. The first semester begins with improvisational exercises, where actors' attention is engaged entirely with his or her partner's simple, real behavior, as opposed to character interpretation, script analysis, or direction. Once this foundation has been established, students begin to apply this technique to scripted text. Emotional preparation through exercises and improvisation in scene work is emphasized. Some exercises include repetition exercises, knocking exercise, 3-moment exercise, coming home alone exercise, and improvisation working on attention shifts.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/07) (8/08) (8/14 revalidation).

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